Wiki Tiki Leaky

Look, this Assange guy is a total asshat, and whomever is leaking these documents should be charged with treason and (if convicted, naturally) shot.

Also, speaking of being shot, do you notice how they never seem to have any secret data to release on, say Russia or China? Now, if Assange truly were this glorious defender of freedom you might think that he’d grow some stones and publish documents about truly repressive regimes.

But the simple fact is he’s a pussy, because he knows they’d come after him. And get him.

So he attacks the easy target. Yawn.

Anyhow, is there anything in these documents that is so outrageously outrageous? I’m just not seeing it.

Gosh, Hillary wants our diplomats to keep their eyes and ears open and keep tabs on other nations’ folks? How shocking!

We suspect there’s corruption in the Afghan government? Never!

The Russian Mafia may have a lot of political power in Russia? No!

Saudi Arabia has funded Al Qaeda? Saudi Arabia? Really? You mean the same Saudi Arabia that was home to 15 of the 19 September 11th terrorists? That Saudi Arabia?

While the chattering classes are all a-twitter about this in Europe and varying lefty places about the world, it seems that a lot of this is stuff that everyone always just assumed but would rather wish that no one heard you say…sort of like if there was a tape recorder in the car that took down all of our private conversations after we left a party. Embarrassing? Sure, but certainly nothing there is indicative of some vast evil conspiracy.

The unfortunate end result of this “forced openness in a Democracy” crap that Assange is spouting is that diplomats and politicians will become even more secretive after this, which is the exact opposite of what he claims he is trying to achieve.

23 Responses to “Wiki Tiki Leaky”

  1. Ebola says:

    Catch is as of the moment they’ve only published 220 of 250k. They’re playing this out, I doubt the first round is the most wicked stuff these little shitheads “stumbled” upon.

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Well they’ve already released one which has the duly elected warlord of Yemen telling General Petraeus that he will keep telling people that those are Yemeni bombs that are falling out there. That may not go over too well out there.

    I don’t know if he really considers Russia and China as repressive countries. Some on the very hard left consider the Norks as just muy bueno people. At the very least, Russia and China are considered as counterpoints to the real evil empire out there.

  3. JeffS says:

    No doubt there is some damaging data in these leaks, but not much. This first release seems to be more gossip than anything else. Embarrassing (to some folks, anywho), but not critical. Most of this stuff was classified because of WHOM was involved, more than WHAT it said.

    The next data dump…..we will see.

    Of more importance….it’s sad that a single E3 was able to sneak this much data out of a secure area. That says volumes about our security, none of it good.

  4. JeffS says:

    I don’t know if he really considers Russia and China as repressive countries.

    Assange likely considers them PROGRESSIVE nations, the sort that he wants the world emulate. The phrase for that mental condition is “useful idiot”.

  5. Dave E. says:

    It looks like the full set has been distributed among several newspapers for a few weeks now. Ebola’s right though, no way to know just how bad it’s going to get for a week or two more. One embarrassing revelation that I’m sure the international left will erupt in outrage over is the US infiltration of the International Red Crescent and the use of that humanitarian organization to transport and store weapons in Iraq and Lebanon.

    What? That was Iran? Oh. Never mind.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Of more importance….it’s sad that a single E3 was able to sneak this much data out of a secure area.

    According to Ed at HotAir the scumbag claimed he used a rw cd disk.

    The security was non-freakin-existent.

    Heads must roll for this.

  7. Skyler says:

    Even worse than the security issue, the original post AND a comment contain an improper use of the word “whom.” I think Assange has something to do with that.

  8. tree hugging sister says:

    Heads must roll for this.

    At the VERY least:


    Generally Obama’s reaction to everything, right after the obligatory “open and transparent” and “I love you, man”.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    As they say: “Whom is where the heart is,” Skyler!

  10. The guy hates the US, and ONLY the US. I don’t see him divulging stuff from allies, either.

  11. THS, do you have a link for the celestial themed glassware?

  12. tree hugging sister says:

    (Aggie, it’s SO funny you mention that ~ and THANK YOU very much, by the by ~ since I just did some last week after not doing them for years!)

  13. JeffS says:

    Yep, Bingster, I read that. This is of no surprise to me; even though DoD shut down the use of (most) thumb drives, there are still ways to move data around.

  14. JeffS says:


    Followed by pointed comments and the Finger of Sternness.

  15. Mr. Bingley says:


    Not the Finger of Sternness!

    That’s so hateful, and damaging to self-esteem.

  16. Don’t for get: the ANGRY LETTERS must be written in purple ink…

  17. Skyler says:

    And don’t forget that if you have a security clearance, the DoD has proclaimed that you are forbidden to read wikileaks or anything detailing its contents. This seems to be getting hard to avoid . . .

  18. Skyler – Truly? I’d think they’d be all over the site. If I were them I’d have it hacked. And be inserting all sorts of ‘mine own’ info…

    Sheesh – what have intelligence agencies devolved to nowadays? (Don’t answer that – I’m fairly sure I don’t want to know.)

  19. Skyler says:

    I’m sure there are different rules for the Attorney General or the military counter intelligence types specifically assigned to the case.

  20. JeffS says:

    Ed Morrison describes the Obama Administration as “impotent” in regards to Wikileaks.

    I think that’s an excellent description, myself. And not just in regards to Wikileaks.

  21. Michael Lonie says:

    Assange is committing espionage against the US. He is acing as a pricipal agent and his sources are the regular agents of his spy network. Are we going to try extraditing him for espionage charges? His own public statements ought to be enough to convict him. He should be regarded as a spy and treated as such.

    As for a pfc blowing all this stuff to him, did Manning give him the State Department stuff? The upcoming information on some big bank? I suspect Assange has a bigger network than just one disgruntled pfc.

    Another thing, is Assange acting on his own or on behalf of some nation or some NGO (Al Qaida is an NGO, by the way)? He needs at least some money to operate, where does it come from?

    Whatever happened to “need to know” for secret information? Crikey, doesn’t anybody here know how to play this (great) game?

  22. mojo says:

    Dear Australian Government:
    Re: Julian Assange

    Please find some way to sit on this dweeb. If not, we intend to terminate, with “extreme prejudice” as they say. And then not give a crap when you complain.

    ‘Cause that’s just how we roll.

    Thanks – The “Yanks”

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